Hawthorn Foundation: for Missouri
The Hawthorn Foundation is a highly diverse group of Missouri leaders in business, education, economic development, healthcare and labor dedicated to making the state of Missouri stronger, thus developing a vibrant economy for the state of Missouri. Hawthorn was created as a non-partisan, non-political organization of Missouri-based businesses and community leaders in statewide business recruitment, retention, and development efforts. Hawthorn also supports the State of Missouri government’s efforts to improve its effectiveness and efficiency to better serve its citizens.
Latest news: GITF Report
The Governor established a new Governor’s Innovation Task Force (GITF) that brought together private and public sector leaders from across the State in a nonpartisan effort. He asked the GITF to (1) develop a fact-based perspective on the state of innovation and entrepreneurship in Missouri and (2) suggest options for potential state government actions to promote innovation and new technology start-ups across the state. The GITF was administered under the auspices of the Hawthorn Foundation, as the first in a series of task force sprints to help improve the effectiveness of our government. It completed its work at the end of August 2017.